HC Deb 29 April 1937 vol 323 c529
50. Mr. Craven-Ellis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the satisfactory results arising out of the currency agreement made some months ago between the United States of America, France and Great Britain, he will consider the desirability of reopening discussions with a view of reaching a War Debt understanding?

Mr. Chamberlain

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Lewis) on 19th January last, to which at present I have nothing to add.

Mr. Craven-Ellis

Is it not the fact that the reason for not arriving at an understanding is because this country is not on the Gold Standard?

Mr. Thorne

Does the right hon. Gentleman read the very rude comments that are sometimes made by the Americans in consequence of that fact?

Mr. Chamberlain

I never read rude comments.